Less invasive surgeries for stress incontinence include peri-urethral bulking agents. This treatment can be done in the office under local anesthesia with no down time, but usually requires multiple injections for maximum benefit. The results may last from 1-5 years. It is particularly useful in patients who have good urethral support but poor urethral sphincter tone (ISD).
Approximately 80% of women affected by urinary incontinence can be cured or improved. Yet despite the high success rates in treating incontinence, only one out of every twelve people affected seeks help. There are many types of treatments available in the management of urinary incontinence, and through a detailed evaluation, we can recommend the treatment that is appropriate for you.